"It takes some time to compare finger
prints," thought D'Arnot, turning to look at the police officer.
But is this equally true of the greatness and smallness of the fingers
? Can sight adequately perceive them?
The youth pretended to have forgotten what to do, and asked what finger
he must put the ring on so that no sharp weapon could hurt him?'
After flying about the room, it returned in a spiral curve and settled again on Annie's finger
Instead, steel fingers
gripped his shoulder, and he was swung unceremoniously around, to meet the cold gray eyes of the stranger who had thwarted him on the previous day.
He tried it on his left hand; it fit his finger
as if made for it.
"Pshaw!" said Dorothy; "I've pricked my finger
many a time, and nothing happened."
Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger
and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers
, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
Solan opened the pouch and with trembling fingers
counted its contents.
'Then I hope your finger
is better now?' Alice said very politely, as she crossed the little brook after the Queen.
spread slightly, falling apart of their own weight, and the pencil rolled away.
But while they burned close up to his fingers
, and while he made a simulation of prodigious puffing, his keen little blue eyes, under shaggy, grizzled brows, intently studied Michael.
"You wouldn't give me another if I sat here all night imploring you." He sat close to her on a low tabouret, and as he spoke his fingers
lightly touched the hair that fell a little over her forehead.
Clever are they--they have dexterous fingers
: what doth MY simplicity pretend to beside their multiplicity!
DO you suppose I could?--'fore I get to Heaven, I mean," she cried, pulling out with eager fingers
the straight locks above her ears.